Hello. I’m back again with another sample card that I made for the Tim Holtz facebook LIVE event on Friday, where he showcased his incredible new Stampers Anonymous holiday stamps and stencils. If you missed the live event, you can still watch it on replay and see the stamps on Tim’s blog.
Die cut an oval. Blend antique linen distress ink into the frame and walnut stain distress ink onto the edges. Colour the snowflake stamp with stormy sky distress marker**, spritz lightly with water and stamp onto the frame. Repeat creating a random pattern, making sure you dry the stamp before adding more distress marker. Once completely dry, blend a VERY LIGHT layer of vintage photo distress ink over the top to give an aged look.
**TIP* you will need to “season” your stamp first. Ink with archival ink and stamp twice onto kitchen paper and set aside to dry. If you don’t do this, distress ink and distress markers will just bead on the stamp and you won’t get a clear image! Go on! You can do this! You can always clean the stamp afterwards… but I would leave it “seasoned” and spend the time crafting instead. 😉
On the reverse side of the birch stencil scribble on pumice stone, iced spruce and stormy sky distress markers and spritz with water. Turn the stencil over onto the smooth side of distress watercolor cardstock. Place a piece of kitchen paper over the top and smooth out with your hands. Carefully lift the stencil off the cardstock and air dry or with a heat tool.
Position the stencil back over the dried cardstock and secure with tape. Scribble pumice stone and stormy sky distress markers directly onto a non stick craft mat and pick up with a waterbrush and brush through the stencil. Carefully remove the stencil and dry the cardstock. Once completely dry, drawer along the outline of the birch trees with the fine tip of a frayed burlap distress marker and then go over with a waterbrush to soften the lines and create shadow. Blend weathered wood distress ink around the edge of a slightly larder piece of distress watercolor cardstock than the frame and edge with walnut stain distress ink. Mount the frame over the stenciled birch background and on top of the edged watercolor cardstock.
Stamp a sentiment onto a strip of distress watercolor cardstock with vintage photo distress archival ink. Blend in weathered wood distress ink and edge with vintage photo distress ink. Mount the strip over the bottom of the oval part of the frame. Leave the top center part unstuck to slip the deer under slightly. Stamp 2 deers onto distress watercolor cardstock and fussy cut. Cover one with vintage photo distress marker and watercolor the other carefully with a variety of brown tone distress markers. Glue the detailed deer head over the other and adhere to the front of the card just tucking slightly under the sentiment strip.
Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back tomorrow to share my take on this week’s challenge over at Frilly & Funkie. If, like me, you adore this deer stamp, be sure to stop by and checkout Bobbi Smith’s stunning card sample created for the Tim Holtz facebook LIVE event over at Vintage Muse Designs.